Coalesing agent

Coalescing agents that deliver high quality, low-VOC paints and coatings

Synthomer’s coalescing agents achieve optimal film formation, improving the properties of your coatings. Traditionally, coalescing agents were high-VOC with low biodegradability. With tightening environmental legislation, there is a requirement for high boiling, biodegradable coalescing agents and plasticisers.

To respond to this demand, Synthomer has developed two state-of-the-art coalescing agents to complement our broad range of environmentally-responsible binders and additives for coatings, construction, textile and adhesive applications.

  • NX 795 (2,2,4-Trimethyl-1,3-pentanediol-isobutyrate) has a boiling point of 255°C and is one of the most versatile and highly-regarded coalescing agents in the coatings industry. 
  • NX 800 (1-isopropyl-2,2-dimethyltrimethylene diisobutyrate) has a boiling point of 282°C and is designed for applications which require even lower volatility or have particular low-odour requirements.

Both products are compatible with a wide range of polymer dispersions and latices used in coatings applications.

Our coalescing agents will deliver the following benefits:

  • Environmentally-responsible: classified as non-VOC according to EU classification 1999/13/EC and 2004/42/EC.
  • High compatibility across a wide range of polymer dispersions.
  • Deliver optimal film formation.
  • Non-hazardous.
  • Low flammability rating.
  • Biodegradable / Non-persistent.

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